Birmingham has been named one of the nation's 100 Best Communities for Young People by the America's Promise Alliance.
The competition recognizes communities across the country that focus on reducing high school dropout rates and providing service and support to their youth. This is the second time Birmingham has been recognized on the list.
City leaders said efforts by the Mayor's Office Division of Youth Services and other initiatives helped Birmingham make the list.
-"Birmingham named one of top communities for young people", Birmingham Business Journal, October 12, 2011 www.bizjournals.com/birmingham